If you’re not sure what to talk about, remember the acronym FORD:
- Family – Ask about their siblings, children, parents and/or friends.
- Occupation – Ask about their job or school.
- Recreation – Ask about what they enjoy doing outside of work/school.
- Dreams – Ask about their future aspirations.
Loving Someone with Asperger Syndrome (Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications, 2012)
Dr. Ariel has worked with Asperger-neurotypical couples for years.
Whether you or your partner has Asperger syndrome, this book will help you better understand Aspergers. Dr. Ariel stands apart from many marriage therapists in that she understands many Asperger characteristics and helps both spouses better understand each other.
She includes loads of practical problem solving exercises that would help any marriage, not just an Aspergers-NT marriage.
Read my article, Keep Your Marriage Strong with These Organization Tips, as an example of one of her helpful exercises.
Ideal conversation must be an exchange of thought, and not, as many of those who worry most about their shortcomings believe, an eloquent exhibition of wit or oratory. Emily Post My Attempt at Brazilian Conversation I grew up in Brazil, South America. I attended a Brazilian, Portuguese speaking school, from kindergarten through fourth grade. […]